Staying Safe on Facebook: How to Lock Down Your Page
Along with running credit reports and changing smoke-detector batteries, there's another thing you should be doing at the start of every new year: locking down your Facebook page.
The social-networking service sells massive amounts of information about its 500 million members to advertisers. And as we've seen in the past year, it's also not the most secure place on the Web to hide from scammers, malware writers and general miscreants.
Big thanks, then, to Zack Whittaker of ZDNet for putting together a thorough, bordering on exhaustive, guide on how to make your Facebook experience as private, safe and pleasant as possible.
Because Mark Zuckerberg's creation has literally hundreds of possible privacy-setting permutations, following all the steps recommended in the four slideshows may take a while.
And as one reader pointed out, there are enough minor differences between the U.S. and U.K. versions of Facebook to make the suggested changes a bit confusing for stateside users. (Whittaker's a university undergrad in England.)
But it's still well worth it to take a couple of hours this weekend and go through this guide . You'll be glad you did.
Click here to link to ZDNet's Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide.
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